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Train WITHOUT Pain!

LightSpeed Lift, Patented Technology
LightSpeed Lift provides up-Lift to decrease impact force, allowing you to run farther and faster with fewer injuries.  The patented “Lift from the Hip'' design offers a comfortable Lift and promotes natural running mechanics and feel.  LightSpeed reduces impact force by 15%. As a result, there is lower stress on the Achilles, knee, and hip, where most running injuries occur.
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Plantar Fasciitis to Podium Finish

Three months away from an Ironman, nagging injuries had Rick Simpson uncertain he could comete. With the advice of a friend, Rick turned to LightSpeed Lift to add needed training without the worry. His results were beyond his dreams.
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Hope leads to motivation.

Three Amigos starting LightSpeed Lift
Since the beginning of the idea that became LightSpeed Lift, Vern Johnson has been a part of the narrative. From helping with early prototype design to inserting his personal experience as a track coach to sitting as a partner from 2012-2020, Vern laid the foundation for the business you know today.   At the end of his official role with LightSpeed Lift, a tragic twist of fate kept Vern involved with LightSpeed Lift.  This time it was HE who needed help.  Vern is now pioneering his own triumphant rehabilitation story.  And we could not be more proud to be by his side. 
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LightSpeed Lift named BEST treadmill tool!

Professional marathoner and LightSpeed Lift advocate Alexi Pappas began using a LightSpeed Lift LSP-400 in 2019 to aid her training after an injury. Alexi swiftly realized that LightSpeed training would benefit her well beyond her rehabilitation. By incorporating anti-gravity treadmill training into her routine, Alexi has maintained her goal pace, even on rest days!
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Game-Changing, Stress-Relieving

By Ben Tilus: XLR8 Performance Lab has used the LightSpeed Lift since starting business in mid-2020. There is simply no way to improve my athlete’s aerobic abilities while putting on muscle if we did not access the LightSpeed Lift. Many of our runners have previously used Alter-G treadmills at considerable personal expense. Everyone has pointed out […]
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The Duluth Runner

LightSpeed Lift is truly for EVERYONE! Those who are relearning to walk after knee surgery, runners wanting to recover with less stress while still running, or high-performance athletes in search of the highest velocity training can all equally benefit from time on the LightSpeed – it is a versatile invention. By “lifting” from the hip, it’s able to provide an unrivaled user experience that improves mechanics, performance, and longevity.
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Improving after 40. Redefining “Peak Fitness”

In my opinion peak fitness is not only for the elites, or something someone experiences once. Rather peak fitness is something we can all achieve when we put focus and drive into it. I don’t think one has to assume that their very best times in a race should be considered peak fitness. Heck, who knew Eliud Kipchoge would run a 1:59:40 marathon! Yet again, maybe he could actually run a 1:58. Do we say he’s at peak fitness or not? It all depends on your definition.
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WDIO LightSpeed Lift Feature.

WDIO News
LightSpeed Lift was featured on WDIO News on November 13th, 2020. The segment featured Duluth, MN-based LightSpeed Lift, about a new study released by Indiana Wesleyan University. Findings from the University highlight feelings users reported of happiness during exercise. Increased feelings of joy will likely lead to more frequent exercise behavior and improved lifestyles.
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Serendipity

“Why LightSpeed?” I asked David. He responded frankly, “because it allows for normal motion. Athletes like to run using it, it's reliable, it's easy to hook up, and it works.” People move better especially when they are recovering from injuries”.
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LightSpeed Lift at LoHi PT

You can run right from the very beginning with good postural alignment and biomechanics through a full range of motion. By unweighting 20 to 30 pounds of body weight during walking or running, impact forces are reduced just enough to allow pain-free functional movement. This, in turn, decreases injuries, helps with your form and efficiency in walking and running, and allows you progressive endurance and stability towards your goal. If you have tender or arthritic joints, it will help you avoid overuse. It keeps you centered on the treadmill, which helps with balance problems. Most importantly, it will make running fun again. Physical therapist and LightSpeed inventor Malcolm Macaulay says that the best part of the machine is that it lets you enjoy the sport.
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I Moved With Fear.

With the use of the Lift, I am once again able to reach a base pace that I hadn’t been able to touch for years. No longer do I feel I am tripping over my own left foot. This has carried over into the long walks on the ground I do outside daily as well, and my yoga practice. I finally can move without holding and forcing.
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Angela Naeth

This month, we had a virtual sit-down with Pro-Triathlete and Endurance Coach Angela Naeth about her year-long experience with LightSpeed Lift. We asked her questions about body weight support, training, and the big impact less impact has. As much as we like telling you a story, this time Angela does it better. Read below for […]
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Mission and Soul

Those hard-fought progressions became battles. Gus’ physical gains were slipping. He could barely stand. Speech and cognition gains were lost, too. With the rehab center closed, Chris hired a physical therapist to come to his home, but progress was slow. Dad was discouraged and in anguish. Then he took action.
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Lift the Burden

“People who are injured are fearful,” Macaulay says. They wonder, ‘Am I ever going to get back to walking, to running? Will I be able to stand up again? That’s a real physical, visceral fear. Somehow, being supported and being lifted up removes a lot of that fear.’”
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